Vestiges of Chaos
Amber is a lovely city, humming with vibrant life, art, and trade. Her golden towers catch the sunlight at dawn and dusk and seem to shine. Amber’s flowered terraces and broad promenades strike chords of beauty and pride in her people. Her parks and fountains are cool in the summer sea-breezes. Winter is rarely harsh there because of the warm sea. There are streets for the trading businesses so that merchants from many worlds can trade their goods there. Most of the citizenry lives on the upper reaches of Kolvir near the castle which overlooks the ocean.
Farther down Kolvir, near the sea there is the harbor and the shipyard. This sub-city is often referred to as simply “the harbor.” This is the darker and more dangerous part of Amber. The Royal Guard does not often enter the Maze, a sprawling area of twisted streets and run down buildings. Much illegal trade goes on there. Along with slavery, prostitution, drugs and trade in contraband from a dozen worlds. These are activities that are not encouraged by the royals, but they have not been stopped either.